It’s time to sell. Not an easy decision, but you’ve made it. You keep asking yourself, Should I hire an agent to sell your house in Austin? You keep asking yourself, Do I want to pay large commissions? How long am I willing to wait for the house to receive an offer? How long will it take to close? What sort of repairs will I have to make? How does the house look when I leave for work in the morning? Clean or I just didn’t have time to tidy up. If you have animals are they crated so they don’t scare potential buyers? Are you available to show your house with 24-hour notice, or less? What about a 2 hour notice?
If you decide to sell your house directly to a professional house buyer in Austin, you will not have to worry about going through a roller coaster of emotions, time and energy. There are no frustrating, middle-of-dinner phone calls asking if you are available to show your house NOW. You don’t have to worry about leaving your house spotless every day before heading to work or crating the animals, just in case there is a showing while you’re gone. You don’t have to worry about possibly running into a buyer’s agent or their clients and dealing with them asking you questions that you really shouldn’t answer anyway. You also don’t have to worry about buyers arguing with you over which furniture you are taking and what you are leaving. Yes, this really does happen!
NO Commissions and Fees
Real estate agents age paid based on a percentage of the actual sale price of your house. That can take thousands of dollars out of your pocket. If you do not use an agent, there will be no commissions paid to a buyer’s or seller’s agent. That means thousands of dollars in savings for you! The usual commission is 3% per side, so if you sell your house for $400,000, you would have to pay $24,000 out of your proceeds in commissions alone. There are other possible fees that go along with a traditional sale. Seller’s closing fees , title fees, and other possible transaction fees to the closing agent and your real estate agents office. Here at Vista Ridge Properties we do not charge commission or closing fees.
Waiting, Waiting And More Waiting
Real estate agents have access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which allows your property to be found in searches for certain features of a property. This can sound great, but how long will it sit on the market? How fast will you receive offers? How fast will it close? Direct House Buyers, like Vista Ridge Properties, has a network of other house buyers, so if your property doesn’t fit our portfolio, then it may fit one of our colleagues’ portfolios. Either way, this means a very limited waiting time for an offer. Also, when you sell your house in Austin, TEXAS directly to Vista Ridge Properties, we can typically close faster than a traditional buyer. Traditional house purchases usually require qualifications from banks, qualifications for mortgage underwriting, property inspection and then buyer may not end up qualifying in the end. And now you have to start all over again
NO Inspections & Repairs
Vista Ridge Properties in TEXAS will purchase houses “As-Is”. As a seller, this means you do not have to worry about repairs before closing or any other additional expenses you were not planning on. Here at Vista Ridge Properties we do our own inspections which makes it a truly “As-Is” transaction. When you use a real estate agent, the buyer’s agent will almost always order an inspection of the property. If they find something wrong with the property, such as structure, electrical, plumbing, and other items they may require you to fix it out of pocket before the property closes.
There are a lot of situations to think about when you are ready to sell your house. Vista Ridge Properties can help you decide which avenue would work best for you.